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$646 Billion Spent Annually on Outdoor Recreation

$646 Billion Spent Annually on Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation is BIG Business!

Outdoor Recreation is BIG Business!

At least 53% of PA residents participate in outdoor recreation each year.

At least 53% of PA residents participate in outdoor recreation each year.

Traveler Spending in Butler County 700 604. 2 592. 1 578. 8 582. 1

Traveler Spending in Butler County 700 604. 2 592. 1 578. 8 582. 1 597. 3 600 500 400 377. 9 406. 5 455. 5 406. 1 440. 6 485. 9 300 200 100 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Traveler Spending (in millions)

Travel Industry Employment in Butler County 4200 4100 4000 3941 3900 3800 3789 3708

Travel Industry Employment in Butler County 4200 4100 4000 3941 3900 3800 3789 3708 3996 4050 4048 4074 3828 3740 3739 3664 3600 3500 3400 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Travel Industry Employment

Butler County Travel Spending by Category 2016 Dollar Amounts in Millions Lodging Food &

Butler County Travel Spending by Category 2016 Dollar Amounts in Millions Lodging Food & Beverage 81 Retail 167. 3 Recreation 132. 4 $ 101. 1 Million 110. 3 Transportation

> Butler County Assets Outdoor Recreation

> Butler County Assets Outdoor Recreation

Moraine State Park Location - Western Butler County Acreage - 16, 725 acres Two

Moraine State Park Location - Western Butler County Acreage - 16, 725 acres Two million+ visitors annually Outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement reclaiming the land Major Event: Regatta at Lake Arthur Boat - Sail - Fish - Swim - Bike - Hike - Birding - Paddleboard - Windsurf - Disc Golf Photo by Larry Kelly > Butler County Assets

Moraine State Park Trail Specifications • • • Hiking - 28. 6 miles Biking

Moraine State Park Trail Specifications • • • Hiking - 28. 6 miles Biking - 7 mile paved non-loop trail Mountain Biking - 8 mile loop unpaved Equestrian Trails - 20 miles Cross-country Skiing - 6 miles

North Country National Scenic Trail Across seven northern states � Premier footpath that stretches

North Country National Scenic Trail Across seven northern states � Premier footpath that stretches for about 4, 600 miles � Linking communities, forests, and prairies �

North Country National Scenic Trail Glacier Ridge Trail in Moraine State Park Jennings Environmental

North Country National Scenic Trail Glacier Ridge Trail in Moraine State Park Jennings Environmental Education Center PA Gameland # 95

Jennings Environmental Education Center Location - Northern Butler County Acreage - 300 acres Serving

Jennings Environmental Education Center Location - Northern Butler County Acreage - 300 acres Serving over 167, 000 visitors, 280 schools, 11 colleges & universities and civic organizations Major Event: Celebrate the Bloom Hike - Birding - Cross-country Ski

Jennings Environmental Center Trail Specifications • Hiking - 5 miles • • Diverse Environments

Jennings Environmental Center Trail Specifications • Hiking - 5 miles • • Diverse Environments 20 -acre prairie ecosystem Forest Cross-country Skiing

Todd Nature Preserve Audubon Society of Western PA Location - Southeast Butler County Acreage

Todd Nature Preserve Audubon Society of Western PA Location - Southeast Butler County Acreage - 176 acres 5 miles of rustic and rugged hiking trails Hike - Birding - Wildlife Watching

Glade Run Lake Location: Southern Butler County 150 acre property 50+ acres lake 16,

Glade Run Lake Location: Southern Butler County 150 acre property 50+ acres lake 16, 000 yearly visits $1. 2 million annually to the local economy Fish - Hike - Picnic - Motor-less Boating - Wildlife Watching

Butler-Freeport Community Trail Rails-to-Trails project Location- Southeastern Butler County 16 Miles completed with crushed

Butler-Freeport Community Trail Rails-to-Trails project Location- Southeastern Butler County 16 Miles completed with crushed limestone base Major Event: � Half-marathon Bike - Hike - Cross-country Ski - Run - Birding Photo by John Keck

Preston Park Location - Central Butler County Acreage - 100 acres Woodlands Ponds Hiking

Preston Park Location - Central Butler County Acreage - 100 acres Woodlands Ponds Hiking trails Hike - Picnic - Birding - Fish - Wildlife Watching

Succop Nature Park Audubon Society of Western PA Location - Central Butler County Acreage

Succop Nature Park Audubon Society of Western PA Location - Central Butler County Acreage - 50 acres Woodlands Two ponds Walking trails Birding - Fish - Hike - Picnic - Wildlife Watching

Additional Waterways • • • Connoquenessing Creek Slippery Rock Creek Wolf Creek Oneida Dam

Additional Waterways • • • Connoquenessing Creek Slippery Rock Creek Wolf Creek Oneida Dam Glade Dam Lake (State Gamelands #95)

Community Parks • • • Alameda Park ARMCO Park Cranberry Township • • •

Community Parks • • • Alameda Park ARMCO Park Cranberry Township • • • Community Park Graham Park North Boundary Park Slippery Rock Area Parks Spring Valley Park Zelienople Community Park

County Outdoor Activities Chart Butler County Outdoor Activities Chart

County Outdoor Activities Chart Butler County Outdoor Activities Chart

Photo by Kimberly Vensel People need a place to get out and relax, somewhere

Photo by Kimberly Vensel People need a place to get out and relax, somewhere they can forget about the hustle and bustle of their lives.

Thank you! Dustin Drew Moraine and Mc. Connells Mill State Parks

Thank you! Dustin Drew Moraine and Mc. Connells Mill State Parks